Mary Ellen Giess

Mary Ellen Giess

Interfaith Cooperation Editor

Senior Director, Co-Curricular Partnerships
Interfaith Youth Core

Mary Ellen Giess is the senior director of co-curricular partnerships at the Interfaith Youth Core. She oversees IFYC's strategy supporting campus staff committed to interfaith work. Mary Ellen has served a variety of programmatic and strategic roles at IFYC and continues to steward one of IFYC's highest programmatic partners in the White House through the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. She competed a master’s in religion and government at Harvard Divinity School and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is co-editor (with Kathleen M. Goodman and Eboo Patel) of Educating about Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement.